Odenza Reviews: Marrakesh, Morocco

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Marrakesh, home to beautiful palaces, gardens, night market and mosques, is an enchanting city that will make you want to revisit every summer for years to come.

This city is easily one of the most unique and fascinating cities with beautiful boutiques, riads (traditional guesthouses), and spectacular architectures that will blow you away. Located on the Saharan dessert, you will find plenty of activities to partake in from camel riding to exploring hidden palaces.

This thousand year old city is bustling with tourists and it’s easy to travel to from anywhere around the world. The oldest historic part of Marrakesh, is called Medina and is a popular area for tourists with its lineups of souks (traditional markets) for antiques, crafts, spices and affordable souvenirs. When wandering around Medina, stopping by a Hammam, a bath house, is highly recommended and is an experience that one should not miss out on.

Marrakesh is a city to get lost in and each alley is guaranteed to give you a different experience from its maze-like narrow cobblestone lanes to the use of vibrant and bold colors around walls and tiled mosaics that easily make for breathtaking backdrops.

 

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Odenza Reviews: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Known for its amazing safari tours, Zanzibar is a city that will leave travelers breathless. From watching beautiful sunsets on the finest beaches to views of some of the most amazing coral gardens, Zanzibar is a popular tourist destination for so many reasons.

Famous for scuba diving, Zanzibar is a tropical archipelago and can be easily accessible by ferry departing from Dar Salam. Once you arrive in Zanzibar, roaming around Stone Town, an ancient city that is regarded as a cultural heritage site, is an absolute must.  Stone Town became a UNESCO World Heritage site in the early 2000s and is the oldest part of Zanzibar. Due to its rich cultural fusion of Arab, Indian, Persian and European cultural elements, Stone Town will leave tourists in awe of the food and the interesting narrow alleys with small and quaint markets.

For tourists seeking out serene beaches with turquoise waters, both Paje and Kendwa are hot spots for relaxing and scuba diving. For full moon parties, Kendwa is a great choice for those looking for a night out.

Overall, Zanzibar is a beautiful city with lots to offer on both the scenic and historical aspects. Because of its rich and unique cultural elements, Zanzibar has the best spice tours for foodies and the maze-like structure of the town will leave an imprint on travelers. Famous for its turquoise waters and white sand, the beaches in Zanzibar are out of this world and should be enough of a reason to travel to Zanzibar!

Odenza Reviews Marrakech, Morocco

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Marrakesh is a bustling city that superbly reflects the exotic North African charm of Morocco. Home to stunning mosques, palaces and gardens, Marrakesh is also well known for its mazelike alleys and marketplaces where you can shop for beautiful textiles, pottery, jewelry and more. Explore festive and cultural locations such as the Palais des Congrès and the glorious Théâtre Royal. Experience Marrakech’s nightlife by visiting the many themed venues, trendy clubs and traditional evening spots that represent a zest for life in its inhabitants.

Sunset in Chobe riverfront, Botswana

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Botswana is one of the safest countries in Africa to visit. Would be amazing to see the Chobe River that runs along the northern border of Chobe National Park.

Seychelles Islands

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“An island nation, Seychelles is located in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar and about 1,600 km (994 mi) east of Kenya. The archipelago consists of more than 116 islands, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub, home to capital Victoria, the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.”

Victoria Falls, Zambia

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Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Our travel manager Debbie in Africa!

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Travel Manager Debbie is in Africa this month! We miss her and can’t wait to hear all about her adventures!

Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

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Once a small but very rich mining village, Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia. Kolmanskop is popular with photographers for its settings of the desert sands’ reclaiming this once-thriving town.